Thursday 22 December 2022
A total of 14 applications have been received for the Chair of the new Tourism Management Board.
The Committee for Economic Development is pleased with both the number and quality of applicants. It is confident that it will be able to appoint a high-calibre and strategic thinker with the appropriate leadership skills and experience to run the board.
The Tourism Management Board is designed to work in partnership with the industry, as the make-up of the board will be a primarily travel, transport and events representatives, the States' Director of Communications and Marketing, plus an independent chair. It will provide the industry a route to provide true strategic input into the development of the sector.
Deputy Neil Inder, President of the Committee for Economic Development, said:
'The creation of the Tourism Management Board will ensure that future objectives for the Committee in this important area of our mandate, like the Tourism Strategy, plans for marketing the island, the delivery and measurement of our efforts to promote the island, will be overseen by an arm's length body. There are likely very few islanders who believe that politicians are best placed to deliver the sector's future success. The Tourism Management Board is being set up to ensure an appropriate body exists to foster even greater partnership working with the industry.
'The Chair of the board is a leadership role, so we are looking for a high-calibre and strategic thinker with the right skills to lead it. The board needs to provide strategic direction and will be supported by our able teams within Economic Development and Communications and Marketing. It will give the industry a route to provide true strategic input into its long-term development.
'We're pleased to have received 14 applications for the role of Chair and are confident, based on the applicants' experience levels, that we'll be able to find the right person to drive this forward. Naturally we'll announce the new Chair once an appointment is made.'